Arabic deal for LOGBOOK OF LOVE by Elina Hirvonen!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Arabic rights to Elina Hirvonen’s beautiful LOGBOOK OF LOVE have been acquired by Logha Publishing in a pre-empt! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Founded in 2022, Logha Publishing focuses on translated literature of different topics from self-help and history to great fiction. They are the publishers of e.g. Emma Donoghue, Stéphanie Garnier, Sophie White, and Matthew Perry.

This is the first foreign deal for LOGBOOK OF LOVE, a literary explaration of love in all its different forms, from platonic love to passionate romantic love. The title, published in August 2023, has been received with adoration in Finland:

“This struggle between love’s sadness and ecstasy, between love’s brightness and shadows, is felt in every chapter of the book. Hirvonen writes about people beautifully and touchingly, greatly appreciating each and every one. The narrative is documentary-like, but it is beautified by a sense of relevance, warmth and presence. Despite the grim world it depicts heavy world, THE LOGBOOK OF LOVE is joyful and light.”
– Outi Hytönen in Suomen Kuvalehti newspaper


“The breezy narration makes use of autobiographical material, of real events on both a personal and global level. It also draws on what other authors have written. In that sense, Hirvonen’s narrative is reminiscent of, among others, the genre-defining productions of W. G. Sebald (1944–2001) and Maggie Nelson [—] The narrator’s language remains sharp and concisely expressive and is a pleasure to read.”

– Mari Viertola in Turun Sanomat newspaper


Rights to the title are still available in e.g. UK, US, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Estonia…

Download the English manuscript for LOGBOOK OF LOVE here! 

WSOY, August 2023, 227 pp.

Rights sold:


Reading material:
Finnish edition
Full English translation

About author

Elina Hirvonen

Elina Hirvonen is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker whose works have been translated into many languages. Hirvonen’s debut novel, When I Forgot, made the front page of The New York Times Book Review, and received rave reviews from the Independent, Guardian, Financial Times and Globe and Mail.

Hirvonen has won the Kalevi Jäntti Prize, the Young Aleksis Prize, has been nominated for the prestigious Finlandia Prize. She has received the prestigious 2023 Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö Literary Foundation Award, recognizing the artistic independence and high standard of her writing.

Her new novel, The Logbook of Love, was published in Finland in August 2023. The Logbook of Love is the first part of a trilogy of novels that create their world through conversations.


2023, Literary Fiction

The Logbook of Love

Elina Hirvonen

2023, Chapter Books (3-6 Years)

The Rescuers Julia and Charlie

Elina Hirvonen

2021, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Charlie and the Wombat Warriors

Elina Hirvonen

2021, Chapter Books (3-6 Years)

Princess Rascal and the Quarrel Spell

Elina Hirvonen

2020, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Julia & P.A.L

Elina Hirvonen

2019, Chapter Books (3-6 Years)

Princess Rascal and The Potty Words

Elina Hirvonen

2019, Literary Fiction

Red Storm

Elina Hirvonen

2017, Chapter Books (3-6 Years)

Princess Rascal

Elina Hirvonen

2015, Literary Fiction

When Time Runs Out

Elina Hirvonen

2005, Literary Fiction

When I Forgot

Elina Hirvonen